Saturday, April 12, 2014

Catching up

I recently finished up part four of the Frosty Forest series. As usual, I can't wait for the next part to arrive. It should arrive this coming week.

I decided to put some stitches into a couple of my WIPs, rather than starting something new. So out came Growing Like a Tree (a Moira Blackburn sampler). I can see an end in sight with this one.

I've also been working on Freelove Hazard by the Scarlet Letter. The main part is finished and I'm working on the border. The border is quite intensive as it is all stitched over one.

I've had a few comments about achieving quite a bit of stitching while having a small baby to look after. I basically only get a few hours in the evening to stitch. It's how I wind down after busy days looking after Annabelle and working (I currently do 10 hours a week from home for my employer). I try and fit as much as possible into my days while my little one sleeps.

Speaking of my little one, in a few days time she'll be 9 months old. She is such a joy, so happy and laid back. Always laughing and already showing a love of animals.

And speaking of time flying, would you believe that my niece Phoebe turns 5 years old on Monday and starts school the same day! She is such a crack up. She came to my house for lunch the other week and I couldn't find my make up bag for her to play with, so she only had some lipstick on. A few minutes after applying it she says 'It's going to be a bad day' then she paused for a bit... 'without any mascara'. lol

I'm currently enjoying following the Royal Tour of New Zealand via the news and internet. Prince William and Catherine are here with baby George. They passed by the end of our street the other day, but Annabelle needed a nap and by the time she woke up they had already passed. That was a shame, I would love to have been able to tell Annabelle in years to come that we had given them a wave. There are other opportunities to see them, but I don't like the thought of taking Annabelle out into huge crowds and in the miserable weather we're having. I saw Prince Charles and Camilla in 2012, and as a child I saw Princess Diana (a fleeting glimpse as she passed by). Maybe sometime in the future we'll get an opportunity.

Hope you have a great stitchy weekend!